Good Morning One and All!
I am so glad its Thursday, I think I will definitely be relieved when this week is finally over. Just two more days and its the weekend for me.
As my body slowly adjusts to the time change I’m finding it easier and easier to get out of bed so early in the morning. I also think it helped that I was dead asleep before 9:30 last night. It’s pretty sad when each night I challenge myself to try to make it into bed earlier and earlier. My 17 and 18 year old self would not approve of this tactic at all. But getting those full 8 hours of sleep makes it all worth it.
Speaking of getting enough sleep, did anyone read this article in Glamour last month that challenged 5 women to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night? Each tester was told not to change any of their eating or exercise habits, but instead to just add a couple of extra hours of sleep to their routine. In the study each of the women lost at least 5 pounds while 1 of the 5 lost 15!
Isn’t that crazy! The extra hours or sleep reduced stressed and allowed them to cut back on night time snack since they weren’t awake to raid the fridge in the middle of the night.
How many hours of sleep do you get at night?
I always aim for 8, but can get by with 7. Anything less then that and I will fall asleep at my desk… trust me it has happened before!
I also strive for more so that I can feel energized enough for my morning runs. This morning I knocked out 5.0 miles and felt great. I think I am also finally to pick up my speed again as well. The first mile still did not feel right at a 9:50 pace but the last 4 I was holding strong with 9:30 and under. I need to do some speedwork next week.
Breakfast was a gigantic bowl of cereal.
I had 2/3 cup Kashi Honey Sunshine, 2/3 cup 365 Brand Cinnasnaps, 1/3 cup Kashi Blueberry Oat Clusters, 1 small White Peach, 1 spoonful Vanilla Non-Fat Oiskos, 5 Grapes.
I was very excited for the peach this morning, but it was not sweet at all. I think I still need to wait a few weeks for them to come in to season and sweeten up a bit. It’s so misleading when they’re at a good price at the store, but still not sweet enough.
Be on the look out this afternoon for a special guest post from my sister. She has even allowed me to put up a couple of pictures of her injuries, so please be prepared for some not so happy images.